Register for Keepers of the Kingdom VBS

Register for Keepers of the Kingdom VBS
Click on the Image to register

Saturday, May 27, 2023

May 28

This week's missionary is the Phillips


  • God Helped Naaman
  • God helps us when we are sick
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • 2 Kings 5:1-15

PreK/ K

  • God judged Israel’s Disobedience
  • God is gracious to us
  • Numbers 13:1, 2, 17 – 14:45
  • Ephesians 2:8

1st  SS

  • Salvation from Fiery Serpents
  • God wants us to put our faith in Christi for salvation
  • Num 21:1 – 9
  • John 3:14, 15

2nd-3rd SS

  • Faith Is the Victory
  • God faithfully enables us to reach our potential for Christ
  • Josh 10; 11; 13:1; 17:16-18; 23:9-11
  • Heb 11:6

4th–5th SS

  • Christ’s Hope for Sinners
  • Christ is our only hope for salvation
  • Rom 9:30 – 10:15
  • Rom 10:15b

st–5th  CC

  • The Kingdom Divides
  • God expects us to recognize His sovereignty
  • 1 Kings 11:26 – 13:10
  • 1 Kings 8:56,60, 61

Thursday, May 18, 2023

May 21

This week's missionary is one of our missionary family (check the prayer sheet)


  • God Cared about Naaman
  • God cares for us when we are sick
  • Psalm 56:3
  • 2 Kings 5:1-5

PreK/ K

  • God Taught Israel to be Thankful
  • God wants us to give thanks when tempted to complain
  • Numbers 11
  • Numbers 11:1

1st  SS

  • Moses Struck Out
  • God wants us to obey him with a good attitude.
  • Num 20:1-13
  • Ph. 4:19

2nd-3rd SS

  • Israel’s lapse of Faith
  • God faithfully gives His wisdom to those who seek it
  • Joshua 9
  • James 1:5

4th–5th SS

  • Christ’s Higher Standard
  • Christ helps us see our sinfulness
  • Matt 5:17-22; 23:1-7, 13, 25-28
  • Matt 23:27

1st–5th  CC

  • Solomon’s Downfall
  • God wants us to follow and worship him alone
  • 1 Kings 9:1 – 11:25
  • 1 Kings 8:56,60, 61

Friday, May 12, 2023

May 14

Happy Mother's Day!!

The Children's Dedication is part of today's service.

This service is a reminder that we are to bring our children up "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."  (Ephesians 6:4).

It is also a public declaration of the parents' desire to tell their children the glorious deeds of the LORD and His Might and the wonders he has done so that these children would one day set their hope in God (Psalm 78:4, 7).

This week's missionary is one of our missionary family.


  • God Provided for Elisha
  • God provides us with homes
  • 2 Kings 4:8-11
  • Psalm 56:3

PreK/ K

  • God Parted the Red Sea
  • God leads us by His grace
  • Exodus 13:17-15:2
  • Proverbs 3:6

1st  SS

  • Budding Leadership
  • God gives us leaders to help us live for Him
  • Number 17
  • Col. 3:16

2nd-3rd SS

  • The Other Side of Faithfulness
  • God is faithful to His warnings about sin
  • Joshua 7:1 – 8:29
  • Gal 6:7

4th–5th SS

  • Practice Contentment
  • God, our supplier of needs, wants us to be content
  • Ex 20:17; Num 11
  • Ex 20:17

1st–5th  CC

  • Solomon Builds the Temple
  • God is worthy of our sacrifice and praise
  • 1 Kings 5-8
  • 1 Kings 8:56,60, 61


Thursday, May 4, 2023

May 7

This week's missionary family is the Layer family in Poland.  

Also, pray for Trinity's upcoming VBS (Vacation Bible School) the week of June 19 - 22 from 6:15 to 8:15.  To register a child and volunteer to help, go to


  • God provided for a Widow
  • God provides for our needs
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • 2 Kings 4:1-7

PreK/ K

  • God Spared His People
  • God provided Jesus as the sacrifice for our sins.
  • Exodus 11; 12
  • Eph. 1:7

1st  SS

  • Justice & Mercy in the Wilderness
  • God deals with sin both justly and mercifully.
  • Number 16
  • Deut. 32:4

2nd-3rd SS

  • Faith Lessons Around Jericho
  • God has all the power He needs to be faithful to His Promises
  • Josh 5:13 – 6:27
  • Psalm 147:5

4th–5th SS

  • Tell the Truth
  • God loves truth and wants us to live in the truth
  • Ex 20:16, 32
  • Ex 20:16

1st–5th  CC

  • King Solomon’s Request for Wisdom
  • God should be more important to us than all else
  • 1 Kings 1:1 – 3:15
  • 1 Kings 8:56,60, 61

Saturday, April 29, 2023

April 30

This Week's Missionary is the Layer family.


  • Jesus returned to Heaven
  • Jesus is living in Heaven today
  • Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9
  • 1 John 4:19

 PreK/ K

  • God Troubled Egypt
  • God is the only true God
  • Exodus 7:14-10:29
  • Exodus 15:11

 1st  SS

  • A Giant “No” to the Promised Land
  • God expects us to trust him.
  • Num 13:1, 2, 17 – 14:45
  • Proverbs 3:5, 6

2nd-3rd SS

  • Israel’s Step of Faith
  • The students will determine one way to show their faith in the coming week
  • Josh 3; 4
  • James 2:17

 4th–5th SS

  • Give to Others
  • God delights when we give of ourselves to others
  • Ex 20:15; 22:1, 2; 25:1-9; Lev 10:1-5
  • Ex 20:15

 1st–5th  CC

  • Absalom’s Downfall
  • God holds us responsible for our sin
  • 2 Sam 15 – 18
  • 2 Sam 7:22,24, 25

Saturday, April 22, 2023

A Hard Lesson

On Sunday, March 23, Pastor Brett is preaching from Romans 1:26 - 32,  which deals with the issue of sexual sins.  An email said, "As parents, please be aware that your child may not be ready to have the conversations necessary to properly understand and apply the mature topics in this week's passage.  If you feel it would be best for your child not to participate in this week's sermons, you may have them attend children's church for kids through 5th grade."

Without any planning on the staff, part of this Sunday's 1st - 5th-grade lesson is David and Bathsheba.  The lesson is entitled David's Kindness and Sin.  It will contrast David's treatment of Mephibosheth and his treatment of Bathsheba.

The topic of David's sin will be covered in an age-appropriate way.  With both of these lessons planned for tomorrow, I want to make a statement and offer some suggestions.


As the pastor overseeing TBC's children and family ministry, avoiding these lessons in a curriculum would be "easy" because they are hard or challenging to talk about in a classroom setting.
At the same time, isn't the church and home the best place to have these conversations, as opposed to a school classroom or, even worse the playground with friends?

It is better to have conversations about topics like sex and gender issues in the light of Scripture. 


David, a "man after [God's] own heart" who was faithful to his promise to Jonathan (2 Samuel 9), was also the man who committed adultery with Bathsheba and then had her husband killed.  The account in 2 Samuel is a serious account of a very serious sin.  In Sunday's lesson, we are going to handle it seriously.  It will not be a Veggietales-type lesson about stealing rubber duckies.

Here is how the narrative of David and Bathsheba was shared in class.

David was a godly king. He loved the Lord and worshiped God in the songs he wrote. Let's read just a few verses of one of those beautiful worship songs David wrote.  Psalm 103:1-5 and 108:1-5 

What beautiful words of praise and glory to God!

Though David did many good and wonderful things, David was not perfect. He was still a sinner like every person on this earth. David needed God's forgiveness just like you and I need forgiveness of sin. David made a big mistake one day. A BIG SIN. And, as is usually the case, one sin leads to another.

One day, David spotted a beautiful woman named Bathsheba.
The Bible says that he wanted her, so he sent his servants to get her.

The problem was that David had a wife, and Bathsheba had a husband.
And marriage is a very special relationship God created between one man and one woman.

David broke that marriage vow and did what he wanted. 
Not what Bathsheba wanted.
Not what Urriah wanted

 Bathsheba went back home, and later she was carrying his child.

Now people would know that something had happened between David and Bathsheba because her husband, Uriah, was fighting in David's army. He was out on the battlefield fighting the Philistines.

So David came up with a plan to cover up his sin.

David called for Uriah to come from the battlefield to the palace.

"Hello, Uriah," greeted David. "Tell me, how is the battle progressing?"
Uriah gave King David a report. 

In Samuel 11:8, David said, “Go down to your house.”
But Uriah didn’t go to his house. 

Uriah told David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents.  How could I go to my house to eat, drink, and sleep with my wife?”

Uriah was so loyal to David that instead of going home to his wife, he slept on the porch of the palace!

David was frustrated. His plan was not working. He wanted Uriah to spend time with Bathsheba. Then everyone would think Bathsheba was carrying Uriah's baby. 

But Uriah didn't go home. He never even saw his wife.

David came up with another plan.  (2 Samuel 11:14, 15)

He would have Uriah killed in battle 

This displeased God. 

1.  David sinned by taking another man's wife.
2.  Then, he sinned by murdering her husband.
3.  To top it off, he tried to cover it all up so no one would know about iti 

Well, God knew. God did not let David's sin go unpunished (See 2 Samuel)

In today's lesson, we looked at David's KINDNESS to Mephibosheth and his SIN AGAINST God, Bathsheba, and Urian.


Here is an infographic that shows how to talk about this story to children of different ages (not cited because I cannot remember where I found it).  The summaries are not perfect, but they do show some age-appropriate differences in telling the story.   Click on the graphic for a better view.



Here's the lowdown:

David spied the married Bathsheba one afternoon while she was bathing in the courtyard, and he was instantly smitten. He sent for her and ultimately fathered her child. Then, because he wanted to marry Bathsheba, David set up her husband, a faithful soldier, to be killed on the battlefield. Afterward, the prophet Nathan told David of God's extreme displeasure with his actions, and David grew very remorseful.

God forgave him, but the newborn was stricken with disease and died.


King David was very rich and powerful. Once, he used his power to get a woman named Bathsheba to marry him, but that wasn't what God had planned. David used his power in a way that didn't make God very happy. When David realized what he did was wrong, he asked God to forgive him, and God did.


King David saw Bathsheba, who was very beautiful, fell in love with her right away.  He wanted to marry her, but she already had a husband. David didn't like that, so he arranged for Bathsheba's husband to be killed so that he could marry Bathsheba anyway. When this happened, God wasn't at all happy with David. When David realized that what he'd done was wrong, and he felt terrible about it. He asked God to forgive him, and God did.


King David saw Bathsheba one afternoon in the courtyard and instantly fell in love with her, He wanted to marry her, but the problem was Bathsheba already had a husband.

So David used his power to have her husband killed on the battlefield.

Then Bathsheba was all alone, and David could marry her. But the prophet Nathan told David how unhappy God was that he'd done an evil thing.  David grew very remorseful and begged God for forgiveness. God forgave him, but David's first child with Bathsheba died.

Friday, April 21, 2023

May 23

Tomorrow (Saturday), there will be some helps for you to talk about the 1st - 5th grade Children's Church lesson on David and Bathsheba 

Here are the workers for this Sunday!

April 23rd Servants


R. & R. Smiths


K. Banister, R Haigler, E Bacon

CC Opening

M. Hurd


D. Rodgers, M. Hurd, T Reyna


M. Bradley

 Here are the lessons for this Sunday.


  • Jesus Made Breakfast for His Friends
  • Jesus is living today as our Savior
  • John 21:1-14
  • Matthew 28:6

 PreK/ K

  • God Protected Moses
  • God’s plans can never be stopped
  • Exodus 1; 2:1-10
  • Psalm 115:3

 1st  SS

  • Jesus Promised to Come Again
  • Jesus promises to return to take us to be with Him.
  • John 14:1-6, 15-18; Acts 1:9-11
  • John 14:3

 2nd-3rd SS

  • Fear and Faith in Jericho
  • God supplies us with the strength and courage to do his will
  • Josh 1; 2
  • Joshua 1:9

 4th–5th SS

  • Stay Faithful
  • God wants us to be faithful to our promises
  • Ex 19:19; 20:14; Hos 2:13, 19, 20; 14

 1st–5th  CC

  • David’s Kindness and Sin
  • Because of who God is and what God says, treat others kindly, and when you don't repent.
  • 2 Sam 9; 11:1-12:25
  • 2 Sam 7:22,24, 25
  • For more on this lesson go to Saturday's post -